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Burlington establishing temporary mask requirement for city employees

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The mayor of a city west of Toronto has said city employees will be required to wear masks for the next six weeks amid an increase in illness among staff and in the wider community.

Burlington, Ontario Mayor Marianne Meade Ward said all employees at city facilities are required to wear masks, with some exceptions, but the general public at those venues No mask required.

She says the decision to revive masks for city employees was made in light of a “perfect storm” of illness both in the community and among city employees.

According to Meed Ward, increasing staff absences due to illness have made it difficult to provide services to the city, and the situation has led to burnout among the rest of those who have to cover the work of their sick colleagues. I have a syndrome.

Masking requirements will be evaluated in the coming weeks, she said.

Meed Ward said the requirements could be lifted sooner if the health of the community or staff changes.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on November 23, 2022.

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